Take Action Now to Ban the Box
Ban the Box legislation in Louisville would:
- Remove the question, “Have you been convicted of a crime?” from the job application with Metro Government and Vendors with Metro Government.* Metro Louisville would join 53 cities and counties in enacting Ban the Box Legislation.
- Still allow employers to ask the question, just not at a point that the question can be used in a discriminatory manner**.
- Provide a fair interview process to applicants; "a history of incarceration reduces a worker’s chances of being hired by 15 to 30 percent, with minorities and the under-educated affected most. The report estimated lost economic output at $57 to $65 billion annually."
**there are exceptions for certain employment-related responsibilities, such as unsupervised access to children, etc.
Email Metro Council today to show your support.